A reported bomb threat on Monday briefly shut down the Farragut West Metro station in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., just before rush hour.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced shortly before 5 p.m. that trains were bypassing the station due to a "police investigation."
OR/BL/SV Lines: Trains are temporarily bypassing Farragut West station due to a police investigation. Shuttle buses have been requested.ADVERTISEMENT
— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) August 13, 2018
Multiple reports indicated that the station — which services the Orange, Silver and Blue lines — was closed off due to a bomb threat. The station is located at the corner of 18th and I streets.
Police blocking exit to Farragut West Metro claiming bomb threat. Commuter alert: Try Farragut North. pic.twitter.com/GBJcJRaO3j
— Nathan Baca (@NathanABC7) August 13, 2018
Note to blue, silver and orange line @wmata commuters: Farragut West station was just completely evacuated because of bomb threat. Cop cars stationed outside. Vicinity being roped off by officers now. #wmata #metro pic.twitter.com/X0Px2tcJRX— Quint Forgey (@QuintForgey) August 13, 2018
WMATA announced at 5:09 p.m. that the station had been reopened after the bomb threat was apparently unsubstantiated.
OR/SV Lines: Farragut West station has been reopened, shuttle bus service has been cancelled.— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) August 13, 2018
Updated at 5:18 p.m.